Rutgers scored another commitment from a homegrown prospect.
Three-star defensive end Mike Tverdov committed to the Scarlet Knights on Wednesday. The Union, N.J., native made his announcement on Twitter. In his announcement, he revealed that playing for Rutgers has been a lifelong dream.
“Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve been wanted to play football for my home state,” Tverdov said in a statement. “Representing where you come from on the biggest stage in college football in front of your loved ones is something I can’t turn down, so with that being said I will be furthering my education and football career at THE Rutgers University.”
Tverdov is rated as the No. 53 weak-side defensive end nationally in the Class of 2017 and the No. 27 prospect in New Jersey. He chose his hometown school over notable programs Indiana, Minnesota, Purdue, Boston College, Connecticut, Duke, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Virginia Tech.
Tverdov’s decision gives Rutgers 20 commitments in Chris Ash’s 2017 class. The class currently ranks No. 18 in the nation and No. 4 in the Big Ten.
All recruiting information comes from 247Sports.com composite rankings.